Toby Young Toby Young

Michael Gove did not kill Of Mice and Men or To Kill A Mockingbird

His critics need to get their facts straight before casting him as a bogeyman

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I suppose I should be grateful that the liberal intelligentsia doesn’t bother to check any of the facts if an opportunity presents itself to attack Michael Gove. They have a fixed idea about him, which is that he’s a Tory philistine who wants to turn the clock back to the 1950s, and they leap on any story that confirms that view, regardless of how far-fetched it is.

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